These large paintings were done between 2000 and 2005 during my early sobriety. They were an invaluable aid in the work I was doing trying to move my life forward and beyond a tumultuous past. The baggage and scars I was walking away from, and the new definitions I was applying to myself, did not always make sense at the time.
The work I started then is still happening today only deeper. These paintings helped me make sense of it all at the beginning. I love this series because of all that it offered me in terms of mental stability and is probably my most significant to date because of what it did to support me in my growth. These are not in any sort of order but the descriptions express what I was processing through the painting.
Being attached, being different, being together.
There is a future but it will take quite a bit to get there.
To look back without judgment and to allow other's their due.
The Flaying of PM
The discomfort of being exposed by those we love.
Here I am learning to allow loss without losing myself.
Destined to Fall
There is information that, without, we will not build anything stable.
A reminder that resistance is met with force.
Here I notice that thigs we pick up will also leave us.
A recognition that from now on things will forever be different.
Word to the Wise
In this painting I explored my needing to listen to others
This painting is a reference to the bad in the good and the good in the bad.
Well Beyond Wishes
I became aware that life was offering me much more than I could ever wish for.